Thursday, January 3, 2013

Read To Me / Our Handmade Christmas

I hope your new year is of to a good start!  I wanted to share a couple of Christmas layouts that were recently published. 

Up first is Read To Me.


This was published in the December 2012 issue of Scrapbook Trends and features paper and embellishments from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I took these photos Christmas morning 2011. When my little boy, then 2, opened a new set of Thomas the Train books, he immediately went lap to lap and had everyone in the family read to him. I love his love of books.

The second layout is Our Handmade Christmas.


This was published in the Winter 2013 issue of Scrapbooking and Beyond and features October Afternoon. These little felt ornaments hang on my grandmother's tree. I remember sitting by her side as a young girl, making ornaments. It was a holiday tradition to make something new for the tree each year.  She's 90 now and it makes me smile to visit her and see her little tree and the ornaments still hanging that we made together so long ago. 

I was so blessed to have had a grandma who crafted with me.  Her stitches were straight and true. Mine were crooked and tentative but she instilled in me a love for homemade things. Thank you, Grandma.

11 comments:

  1. Congrats on the pubs Izzy!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee both of these!!! GORGEOUS!!!

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  2. Congratulations on the pubs, Izzy! I finally had a chance to read SB&B last night and saw your layout in there. I love the cozy feel of it (and the story too). Sweet photos on the first page and a great grid design too.

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  3. Gorgeous layouts and congrats!

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  4. Congrats on the pubs. The first story is so sweet! Love you were able to document it. Lovely pages!

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  5. Congrats on your pubs! Very cute layouts Izzy!

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  6. Congrats! A couple of great pages!

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  7. Congratulations on being published, Also wanted to say what a lovely tribue to your Grandma!

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  8. Congrats on the publishing and super projects!

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